In order for the brush to serve for a long time and in the middle of the work it does not start “giving you surprises”, you
- After painting, immediately wipe the remaining paint off the brush
- After painting, you need to blot the brush in warm water, soap it with a non-aggressive soap (baby is best). Wipe the brush should be a rotational movement so that the paint does not remain on the end of the metal holder. The initial shape of the brush can be given with your fingers.
No need to:
- Dry the brush with any heaters
- Leave the brush in water
- Clean the brush with aggressive agents
- Stir the paint in a jar with a brush
- To clean the dried paint with the nails.
If for some reason your brush still became useless, do not worry: you can always buy a separate brush and finish your picture. Brushes can be viewed in the “Related Products, Accessories” section.
Once the paint cans have been opened, the paint has a limited shelf life. The paint gradually begins to dry. The picture should be drawn without long breaks. Different manufacturers have a shelf life of an open paint bottle ranging from 2 weeks to a month. It is
Most convenient to stir the paint with a toothpick (not a brush!). When you first use the jars of paint should be thoroughly stirred.
If the paint has thickened a little, it can be diluted with water as follows: drop 1-2 drops of water into a jar, stir and leave for 5-10 minutes. If not enough, then add another 1-2 drops of water. As a thinner, you can also use a special tool (see the section on the site “Related products, accessories”)
How to understand an inexperienced artist that the paint is not a suitable consistency? You can perform the following test:
- Stir the paint with a toothpick and gently pull it out (toothpick);
- A small drop should fall off the toothpicks. If it retains its shape for a long time, then the paint is too thick.
Some manufacturers advise to add a drop of water before closing the paint bottle to prevent the paint from drying out. In the case of long breaks in drawing, you need to put the paint in a cool place and periodically dilute it with water, if necessary.
The numbering of the jars of paint from all manufacturers is done differently:
Shipper – You yourself have to paste the numbers on the jars according to the checklist.
Color-Kit and Menglei and Plaid– all numbered by the manufacturer, just open and draw.
Hobart – paints are packaged in numbered tubes (to increase the shelf life and use), you need to independently squeeze them into jars directly while drawing.
- Cover the table with a tablecloth, after drying acrylic paints are very difficult to clean off the table, especially lacquered 😉
- If you paint on canvas, put something under your arm so that your hand does not sag. So the lines will be more confident and smoother
- Do not use the control sheet as a training. It is designed entirely for other purposes: when you get carried away with the process (and you will definitely do it;)) and paint the number with the necessary color, the control sheet will easily help you figure out what paint should be
- Very small surfaces that do not “take” the brushes, can be painted over with a toothpick. It can be inserted into the holder (pre-shortened).
- It is also convenient to circle large surfaces with the tips for paint by numbers of a toothpick first, and then paint over it
- Dark paint paints better than light. If the contours appear after applying the paint, apply the paint again. Some experienced colorists advise you to add some flour to the paint, for applying directly to the translucent numbers. In our opinion, putting 2-3 layers of paint on the room is enough to make it invisible.
- The colors in the finished picture may differ from the colors on the monitor screen or the packaging of the picture